creating cadence: finding your life's rhythm

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Several years ago, after a lifetime of writing, and almost 20 years of teaching (at the time), I encountered some difficult obstacles in my life, and I felt lost. Reading about meditation, studying Buddhism and embracing facets of all religions, led me to art as meditation. Meditating in the traditional sense did not work for me; I constantly revised grocery lists, relived perceived injustices against me or people I cared about, perseverated on how I was unkind...My mind did not rest. But it did when I was painting or drawing. 

Calm. Focus. Flow. Breath. Mindfulness. All of this occurred when I doodled or painted or drew. And this is how my visual art began. With the encouragement of several friends, I donated a piece of art to a breast cancer benefit, and from there, people began to request and buy my work. I scrambled to have a business card; I needed a brand!

I tried to take everything on at once: mothering, wifing (I know that's not a word), teaching, painting, posting on social media, running my own website (not this one), creating a platform for an online seller's shop, marketing...and I burnt out. And subsequently, I shut everything down. And with Covid, I felt extra unsettled. Enter more intense mindfulness practice. Being present in the moment. 

But I am back with a brand new website that will feature art that I make, a blog that I am creating (thanks for the encouragement from my Facebook group: Mindfulness Matters!), and writing prompts and exercises. 

I hope you will enjoy this journey with me. I am looking forward to getting to know you, and to creating art for you to enjoy!

Denise Trach

owner: creating cadence

Denise Trach is a mother, artist and English teacher who believes that art has the power to heal. Creating art is her mindful meditation, along with writing poetry, and her true passion is sharing these tools with her daughters, students, colleagues and friends.